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Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 31

Macungie Memorial Park organizers will host a New Year’s Eve bingo event at the park, 50 N. Poplar St. Doors will open 5 p.m. and bingo games will start 7:15 p.m. There is a charge. Call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Jan. 2, 2019

Wednesday afternoon dance at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, 1 to 4 p.m. There is a cost. Also Jan. 16. For more information, call 610-437-3700

Jan. 3, 2019

Joseph Zeller A man for all seasons dies at age 100

Friday, December 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Joseph “Joe” Richard Zeller, 100, a dedicated public servant, always willing to share his century spanning life experiences with young or old, has departed from his Earthly mission.

Joe, born Sept. 19, 1918, in the tiny town of Campus, Ill., was the son of Carl and Frances (Kunkel) Zeller.

He died Dec. 12, 2018, in his favorite room of the house he proudly built in Lowhill Township.

Joe believed being positive would achieve personal goals and every generation would meet their challenges to keep this nation strong.

The Early Years

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s Mobile Mammography Coach on the road

Friday, December 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Women invited to schedule appointments

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, part of of Lehigh Valley Health Network, will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.

According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.


Friday, December 21, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Mandated sewer lateral inspections will affect new homeowners

At the Dec. 17 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, an ordinance passed its first reading which will require the inspection and testing of lateral sewer pipe connections of homes in Emmaus that are going to be sold.

“This ordinance is a direct result of the requirements from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) administrative order,” Borough Manager Shane Pepe said.


Friday, December 21, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Two more warehouses approved

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners approved two new warehouses at the Dec. 6 meeting.

Resolution 2018-29, which is for the Spring Creek Properties lots seven and eight, was approved by commissioners. The proposed development allows for two warehouses. One will be a 1,088,000 square foot building. The second will be 271,080 square feet.

These buildings were originally part of a plan approved in 2013. Although there have been restrictions for warehouses within the township, this development plan was approved prior to those restrictions.


Friday, December 21, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

No tax increase for 2019

Alburtis Borough Council unanimously approved the 2019 budget with no tax increase for 2019, showing cash receipts totaling $2,027,995 and expenditures totaling $1,847,966.

The water and sewer rates will not be increased.

The borough budget and a list of council meeting dates, committees and other scheduled meeting dates will be posted in borough hall for public review.


Friday, December 21, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Mayor vetoes 4.25 mills tax increase

Macungie Mayor Ron Conrad vetoed Ordinance 2018-07, establishing the 2019 real estate tax at 4.25 mills at the Dec. 17 Macungie Borough Council meeting.

Conrad proposed another budget to accommodate increased expenses. His revised budget would increase the real estate tax to 4.32 mills. On a property valued at $250,000, homeowners would see an increase of approximately $17 and a property valued at $125,000 house would see an increase of approximately $8.

The real estate tax was approved at 4.25 mills during the Dec. 3 council meeting.